The Last MVC Video + Out-takes

by gregg on Sep 23, 2008

Here it is, the last MVC video along with the out-takes from the videos. FYI, not all the out-takes will make sense if you haven’t seen all the other videos.

View “MVC Public Service Announcement #6 : Modularity” on Vimeo or YouTube.

View “MVC Public Service Announcements : Out-takes” on Vimeo or YouTube.

Feel free to use all our videos to teach MVC. You can easily download them by going to this vimeo link, logging into vimeo (you need an account), clicking on a video, and then in the bottom right corner you should see a download link.

Much thanks to Adam Keys and FiveRuns for helping with the videos. Oh, and if you ever want our help creating any type of video (maybe for your product or convention), please do drop us a line.

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Oscon Videos

by gregg on Jul 29, 2008

Last week at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON) I decided to put together a video attempting to capture the essence of the event (I did something similar with Railsconf in 36 minutes earlier this year).

I ended up with is 37 minute video of great speakers including the keynoters Tim O'Reilly, Damien Conway, Tim Bray, Robert Lefkowitz, David Recordon, Nathan Torkington, and Danese Cooper.

Oscon in 37 minutes

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Here is everyone shown in the video. You should really watch the whole thing, but if you want to skip to a certain person just click their name:

Larry Wall, Randal Schwartz, Chris DiBona, Adam Keys, Kevin Scaldeferri, Akkana Peck, John Goerzen, David 'Lefty' Schlesing, Clinton Nixon, Chris Messina, Brian Sam-Bodden, Rod Cope, Jesse Vincent, Darren Hoch, Joey Stanford, Nick Barcet, Gavin Doughtie, Jim Brandt, Ben Bleything, Theo Schlossnagle, Wen Huang, Robert 'r0ml' Lefkowitz, Ryan Briones, Matt Raible, Doug Judd, Vik Olliver, Steve Souders, Clint Talbert, Tim O'Reilly, Leslie Hawthorn, Nathan Torkington, Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Damian Conway, Simon Willison, Dan Mosedale, Jason Hunter, Tim Bray, David Recordon, Scott Kveton, Stephen Lau, Danese Cooper, Anthony Baxter, ongallery, Maker Media, and Edd Dumbill.

Thanks to everyone who gave me their 30 seconds. Sorry if I filmed you but you didn't make it into this video, I had to cut it down to the vids that were short and clear.

If you're wondering how this was produced:

  • $150 Flip Video.
  • Edited with iMovie 2008.
  • Exported from iMovie in mp4 (since that's the format the videos are from the flip).
  • The audio levels were all over the place, so I edited the finished audio track in Pro Tools.
  • Threw together a song in garage band.
  • Recombined the audio track with the video using Quicktime.
  • Uploaded to viddler.
  • Did my homework, and found all the links for the talks.

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We were just holding out on you. There's one more after this one but it's not done yet.

MVC Public Service Announcement #5 : Outdated HTML from EnvyAds on Vimeo.
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MVC Videos

by gregg on Jun 03, 2008

During Railsconf 2008 last weekend we played the following Public Service Announcements before each of the keynotes. Thanks to Adam Keys from FiveRuns for playing the View, film production by Jason Hawkins and original music by Laura Balch.

MVC #1 - Controller Obesity

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MVC #2 - The Importance of Tests

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MVC #3 - Keeping Views Stupid

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MVC #4 - Staying RESTful

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Also, here is the MVC Song in mp3 format if you just can't get it out of your head. Maybe use it for a ring tone or every time you teach MVC to someone in a presentation, hehe.

Feel free to embed these videos. If you want to download these videos for use elsewhere, you can go to the vimeo page for the video you want to download, login to vimeo, and you should see a download link in the bottom right.

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During the last round of videos, we got quite a few emails about the unfair comparisons we were doing between PHP and Ruby on Rails. You know, PHP is a language and Ruby on Rails is a framework. Don't worry, everyone, we're listening. Here we are with ad #6 in the series: Ruby on Rails vs PHP. Enjoy.

Click here to view on YouTube.

If you like this one, check out our Ruby on Rails vs .NET commercial we released on Thursday.

Just like all of the others, this video was produced by Jason Hawkins and that beautiful Rails Envy logo was done by Erika Greco.

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"Why Ruby On Rails?" Video Presentation

by gregg on Mar 22, 2007

Last Thursday, March 15, I gave a "Why Ruby on Rails?" presentation to the Orlando Ruby Users Group. I've given Introduction to Rails talks before, so I tried to shake this one up and make it as ranty and opinionated as possible (It's more entertaining that way). Over 45 people showed up to the meeting, and I tried my best to preach the word.

Total Running Time: 28 Minutes

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Definitely let me know what you think, or how I might improve the talk.... Feedback is always welcome..

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